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Vikings request to interview Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris for head coaching job

Morris is a former head coach of the Buccaneers and interim head coach of the Falcons. The Vikings also interviewed two more candidates for the GM job


January 19, 2022

Associated Press

Raheem Morris was the Falcons interim head coach in 2020.

Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris reportedly didn't have requests from any of the NFL's eight active head-coaching searches until Tuesday, the day after his defense held the Cardinals offense scoreless through nearly 41 minutes of the Rams' 34-11 win in the NFC wild-card playoff round on Monday night.

By the next afternoon, Morris, the 45-year-old former Buccaneers and Falcons head coach, was the eighth known candidate the Vikings had requested to interview for its head coaching job, according to a league source.

Morris is free to talk immediately because the Rams played their initial playoff game. But follow-up discussions can't be scheduled until a candidate's team is either in the bye week before the Super Bowl or out of the playoffs. The Rams play at Tampa Bay in the divisional round Sunday afternoon.


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